FSK + Camille Te Nahu = a dynamic combination!
What do you get when you blend the musical excellence of Michel Rose and Stuart French with the angelic vocals of Camille Te Nahu?
The ultimate treat to your aural senses ... Round 3, The Feral Swing Katz' latest album.
The Feral Swing Katz have earned the enviable reputation as the penultimate combination on the Australian country music scene. With a repertoire that glides effortlessly from jazz classics to western swing or that traditional country sound, one thing is for certain - their audience will always be left spellbound.
It was 1996 that Stuart French and Michel Rose discovered they were destined to play music together, when Stuart's hot guitar playing and Michel's harmony licks on pedal steel created the magic that is the FSK sound.
Camille Te Nahu is no stranger to touring, having travelled Australia and the USA for two years as Kasey Chambers' back-up vocalist. With her Polynesian ancestry, Camille sounds as beautiful as she looks, in her new home out front of FSK.
Something else quite unique about FSK is the musicians they attract - not only to their gigs, but the quality players who join them on stage.
Sought after Sydney country and jazz drummer Joel Davis and widely travelled bass guru Ian Lees have toured and performed with some of the best - and have found a musical home with FSK.
It's not often a band can emulate the excellence of their recorded product in a live setting, but that's never been a problem for FSK. Mind you, there's nothing quite like being there in the room when the magic is happening.
There are no disappointments between track one and track 12 with some of the best music you're ever likely to hear - that is, unless you see FSK in their element, playing to a room full of people, feeling the energy that comes from this exciting lineup.
If you can't get to a live show, do your ears a treat. Press play on your CD and close your eyes - and you will almost feel like you're there.
What people are saying about the Feral Swing Katz:
It's refreshing to hear country played in the manner it was intended.
Nashville singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale
I have been working the St Louis Steel Guitar Convention for 31 years now, and I have never seen the type of response that was received by the Feral Swing Katz. When they got on stage, all connections in the state of Illinois lost their ability to receive e-mails for 20 minutes. This defines down to well over 500,000 hits. I had seven servers to handle all the listeners around the world and they all were filled. This has never happened before!
Michael G Scott, part-owner SteelRadio.com
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